Pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy

Ruth Y

Age at interview: 40
Age at diagnosis: 40

Brief outline: Ruth took part in the BUMP study during her first pregnancy. She was recruited because of her age.

Background: Ruth works as a Knowledge and Innovation manager. She is married with one child.

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Ruth was invited to join the study as this was her first pregnancy and she was an older mother. The monitoring did not reveal any raised blood pressure. Ruth also took part in monitoring for proteinuria, looking for protein in her urine, through a urine test. This did not raise any concerns either. Ruth was induced at 39 weeks and gave birth to a healthy boy. 


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